Thursday 23rd February, 2 – 4pm
Creative Writing Workshop for 10+ year olds
We are delighted to announce that Dave Rudden will be holding two workshops at The Hugh Lane as part of the Dublin UNESCO City of Literature’s Citywide Reading Campaign, for which his new book, Knights of the Borrowed Dark, has been selected for 2017. In this practical creative writing workshop led by author Dave Rudden participants will explore how to develop ideas, plot structures and characters, how to edit your writing and how to bring an idea from your head to the page. The session will culminate with a 15 minute Q&A with the author and the person with the best question will win a signed copy of his book The Knights of the Borrowed Dark. No experience necessary.
This workshop is for 10+ year olds and will take place in the gallery’s education room. Fee €10. Places are limited, to book a place please contact the gallery reception on 012225564.
About Knights of the Borrowed Dark
Denizen Hardwick doesn't believe in magic - until he's ambushed by a monster created from shadows and sees it destroyed by a word made of sunlight. That kind of thing can really change your perspective. Now Denizen is about to discover that there's a world beyond the one he knows. A world of living darkness where an unseen enemy awaits. Fortunately for humanity, between us and the shadows stand the Knights of the Borrowed Dark. Unfortunately for Denizen, he's one of them…
About the Citywide Reading Campaign
Knights of the Borrowed Dark by Dave Rudden, published by Puffin Books, is the chosen book for the 2017 Citywide Reading Campaign for Children. This reading initiative is organised by Dublin City Council’s Public Library Service as part of its UNESCO City of Literature programme with the aim of encouraging children to read for pleasure. There will be author visits to Dublin City public libraries as well as city-centre based events to promote the campaign from January to March 2017. Copies of the book will be available to borrow in all Dublin City Library branches. For more details on the Citywide Reading Campaign please visit http://www.dublincityofliterature.ie/events/citywide-readin-campaign-children-knights-borrowed-dark/